A thread of influence and culture was woven through the art created by humanity. Mondrian had Picasso. Alexander Calder had Mondrian. The resistance was astonished when the machines began generating their own art. Algorithms could draw upon influences at a scale never seen before.
Initially, it seemed to threaten the livelihoods of visual artists. We assumed they would mimic us and compete for the limited art revenue that often eluded emerging artists.
However, the machines couldn’t create a viable business by copying established artists more than the next upstart. Before the algorithms could develop their unique artistic voice, they needed to learn from the resistance how to navigate the vast visual history they had accumulated.
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